By default, the TWAIN plug-in is not installed in Photoshop Elements 9 or later. Follow the instructions from this document to use the TWAIN plug-in that was installed with Photoshop Elements 8 or earlier.

Important: Do not move plug-ins from previous versions of Photoshop Elements into the Photoshop Elements 9 (or later) > Plug-Ins folder. Also, don't set the Photoshop Elements 8 (or earlier) > Plug-Ins folder as the Additional Plug-Ins Folder in Preferences.

Photoshop Elements 11 and later

Mac OS

If you would like to have TWAIN support on Mac OS, then Adobe strongly recommends that you access your device through Rosetta (PPC) OS. Otherwise, you scan your image, and then open it in Photoshop Elements.

To install the legacy TWAIN plug-in for Mac OS, copy the ImportModules folder from:

//Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements <version number>/Support Files/Optional Plug-Ins

into

//Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements <version number>/Support Files/Plug-Ins

*The version Number is 11 or 12 depending on the Photoshop version you have installed.

Windows

Adobe strongly suggests that you use WIA support for your device, if available. If your device does not support WIA drivers, then try updating your TWAIN driver. Contact the manufacturer of your device for further TWAIN support.

To install the legacy TWAIN plug-in, do the following:

For Windows (32 bit), copy the Import-Export folder from:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements <version number\Optional Plug-Ins\

into

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements <version number>\Plug-Ins\

For Windows (64 bit), copy the Import-Export folder from:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements <version number>\Optional Plug-Ins\

into

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements <version number>\Plug-Ins\

*The version number is 11 or 12, depending on the Photoshop version you have installed.

Photoshop Elements 9 and 10

Mac OS

If you would like to have TWAIN support on your Macintosh system, then Adobe strongly recommends that you access your device through Rosetta (PPC) OS. Otherwise, scan your image in first, and then separately open the image in Photoshop Elements.

To install the legacy TWAIN plug-in for Mac OS, copy the ImportModules folder from:

//Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements /Optional Plug-Ins/

Into:

//Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements /Locales//Plug-Ins/

Windows

Adobe strongly suggests that you use WIA support for your device, if available. If your device does not support WIA drivers, then try updating your TWAIN driver. Contact the manufacturer of your device for further TWAIN support.

To install the legacy TWAIN plug-in for Windows (32 bit), copy twain_32.8ba from:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements \Optional Plug-Ins\Import-Export\

Into:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements \Locales\\Plug-Ins\Import-Export\

64-bit Windows

Photoshop Elements version 9 and 10 is 32-bit applications. When installed on a 64-bit version of Windows, the path is slightly modified.

To install the legacy TWAIN plug-in for Windows, copy twain_32.8ba from:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\Optional Plug-Ins\Import-Export\

Into:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements \Locales\\Plug-Ins\Import-Export\

The parameter <locale> in the path represents the name of a folder that varies based on your region and the language version of Photoshop Elements you install. Make sure that there is only one folder within Locales; it is two-digit language abbreviation followed with a two-digit country code. For example, if you install the North American English version, the folder is called "en_US" (English United States).

The parameter <version number> represents the version of photoshop elements you installed. If you installed Photoshop Elements 10, for your system is C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 10\Optional Plug-Ins\Import-Export\

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